Rare October Twisters Damage NW Iowa

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An emergency management official says tornadoes destroyed nearly two dozen farmsteads in northwestern Iowa’s Woodbury County, and some 60 more have been damaged.

 

County Emergency Management Director Gary Brown said Saturday that 20 farmsteads were destroyed in Friday night’s powerful storms.

Brown says the storms cut a path 35 miles long through the county, from Sloan to Pierson.

Despite the massive damage, no one was killed. Only person suffered minor injuries in a car accident associated with the storm.

Brown says at least a couple of hundred residences along the storm’s path are without power, mostly in rural areas. Some phone service is also out.

Brown says it’s too early for monetary damage estimates, but notes, “There’s a lot of cleanup to do here. There’s a lot of damage.”

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